January 8, 2008

Big Blue Comes Through

I happily attended the Giants / Bucs play-off game Sunday and enjoyed the thrashing that Big Blue gave to the locals. Aside from the pain of a 6 am Sunday morning flight outta NYC, a good time was had.
There were probably about 10% of the crowd rooting for the Giants (and dressed in Giants gear). We took some good natured ribbing before the game as we traipsed through the parking lots. Predictably, after the game, the abuse got alot nastier. But that's OK, we kicked ass.
With the weather in the high 70's, it seemed somewhat incongruous to be at a football playoff game. The temp shoulda been below freezing, but there's something to be said for scantily clad cheerleaders gyrating 20 rows in front of ya!
I'll give the Bucs props for kick ass tunes also. Plenty of AC/DC and Led Zep during those endless TV time-outs. And seeing those cheerleaders dancin' to The Ocean is a good thing.
Had a fun tailgate before the game sponsored by a local sports bar. I was introduced to the dubious benefits of "The IcePick". A lethal concoction of Vodka, Ice Tea, Lemonade and Tonic. However, the last three ingredients were entirely optional, so these 20 ounce monsters were pretty much straight vodka plus ice.
In honor of the Giants' victory, here's some apropos musical offerings:

Led Zeppelin - The Ocean (Live San Francisco 1973)
Replacements - Swinging Party (Live NYC)
The Cramps - Eyeball In My Martini
Motorhead and The Damned - Ballroom Blitz
Swingin' Neckbreakers - I Live For Buzz

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